Course credits 3 Hp
Basic course information
Education level: Third cycle
Grade: Fail/Pass; U/G
Subject: Drinking Water
Swedish name: Dricksvatten
Entry requirements: This course is open for PhD students and interested practioners from the water industry
Course examiner: Thomas Pettersson (Chalmers)
At the end of the course you should be able to:
• Understand the importance, usefulness and limitations of drinking water processes.
• Describe challenges in maintaining the quality of drinking water from production to consumer.
Explain the importance of microbial barriers
Understand the role of biofilm and microbial ecology in shaping microbial quality of drinking water
Make basic assessments of drinking-water systems
Describe challenges, especially for health-related issues
Understand benefits and limitations of risk assessment models
The course gives the fundamental knowledge of suitable raw water quality and basic concepts in design and operation of drinking-water systems.
The course will provide knowledge about microbial water quality including pathogens and microbiome dynamics in both treatment and delivery and describe ways that these can be monitored.
Introductory lecture (online) 6 hours
5 days (total, split between Gothenburg and Lund), lectures, exercises and project work.
Study visit to Ringjöverket Drinking Water Treatment Plant (Stehag, Skåne)
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